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The synagogues are in their full glory now after resurrecting in 1967. It was interesting to visit them and to see the difference in layout in comparison to Ashkenazi synagogues - the central stage surrounded by seats. All four of them have interesting history and...More
Four Sephardi Synagogues in the Jewish QuarterYohanan Ben Zakai Synagogue,believed to follow the original Ben Zakai Midrash before it mooved to Yavne,
Eliahu Hanavi Synagogue with ornaments and interiors from the PADUA Italy Synagogue
The Middle Emtzai Synagogue in between the three other synagogues, the...More
Really enjoyed hearing about the history of these beautiful buildings and the length the shuls have gone to restore.
You have to pay to get in and I would think for the cost they could give you some sort of written or audio history of...More
These four shuls offer a great glimpse into Sephardic history in Jerusalem. I would have liked it better with a dossan. To much of a ti.e line intertwined in the four buildings . definitely go but be prepared to research yourself through the history.
During the War of Independence many residents of the Jewish Quarter found cover here for two continuous weeks. Around 1967 these four were rehabilitated and give you a good impression of what they were like. Worth seeing.
Located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem you are treated to an authentic Sephardic service. We were staying close by at the Sephardic House Hotel and chose to daven there on Shabbat afternoon. There was air conditioning to...More
I just celebrated my son's bar mitzvah in the Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue. It was a deeply moving a special experience. The shul (and neighbouring Yochanan Ben Zakai) are beautiful beyond description. And painstakingly restored. When the Jordanians took over these 500 yr old treasures after...More